Pixlr Express - photo editing, effects, and collage Photo & Video App Review (iOS, Free)


Languages: English

Seller: Autodesk

Bug fixes.

Customer Ratings

Current Version:
44 Ratings
All Versions:
797 Ratings
Photo & VideoFreeIOS


Pixlr Express is a fun and powerful photo edit that lets you quickly crop, resize, and fine-tune any picture, all in a completely ad-free experience. Choose from over 2 million combinations of free effects, overlays, and borders to further personalize your image. Pixlr Express makes you look like a pro, even if you’ve never edited a photo before.

• Easily crop, rotate, and re-size images when saving and sharing.
• Create and customize a photo collage by editing its layout, background, and spacing.
• Share your photo directly with friends through Facebook or email, or just save it back to your photo library.
• ‘Auto Fix’ photos for a one-click fix to balance out colors, adjusting for poor lighting conditions.
• Remove red-eye and whiten teeth with simple tools.
• Make your photo look like a drawing or sketch with stylize adjustments such as halftone, watercolor, and pencil.
• Explore the growing catalog of additional effects, overlays, and border packs.
• Overlays help adjust the mood of the photo – amplify the tone, cool it down, or add surreal shades.
• Lighting effects can add drama, sparkle, or a grunge look. Easily adjust the intensity and orientation of each effect.
• Finish off your editing process with the right border – pick a style that fits you.
• Look like a pro with cool photo effects such as focal blur, denoise, and more.
• Explore cool tools: easily adjust the contrast and brightness of your image, or focus on one color with the color splash tool.
• Keep track of your favorite effects and overlays with the favorites button.

Customer Reviews

  • Cool

    by Yogurt panda

    Nice flow, love the options. Needs a temp adjustment slider.

  • All You Need App

    by Phurbu Dolma

    This app is very useful and easy to use, it has everything I have ever needed. The tools are simple to use and very precise and an undo button is always a plus. I love this app!

  • The best

    by Dnosh

    I love everything about it the best app ever for photo editing .. It has it all ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • Wow!!!

    by ccochran

    Just installed this app so I haven't even begun to explore the possibilities but I had fun throwing together a collage from a trip to NYC. It seems intuitive, with a good range of effects and adjustments, so I think it's going to provide an entertaining way to amp up my iPhone pic's visual interest. I like it!!!

  • Best App for photos!

    by Brenie609

    Very pleased with this app! I recommend this to every one!!

  • Excellent Photo Editing App!

    by BAR112

    It's amazing how many effects are available with this app. Pixlr Express is a great alternative to Photoshop with a very simple UI. Due to its multifunctional usefulness, Pixlr will replace many other photo editing apps on my iPad. Highly recommend this app!

  • Deserves more!

    by Instabooker

    This app defiantly deserves more. It really makes creativity flow! It also saves storage. For example if I wanted to make vintage like pictures I'd just download that. If I liked a natural glow I'd download that! From it's photoshopped selfies and outstanding collages I recommend this to anyone with a passion for editing! It is simple to use and great layout! Love a Instagram, Facebook and Twitter freak <3

  • Almost Perfect

    by distracted HF

    This might easily replace Snapseed as my favorite photo app. For the be most part is has far more adjustment and effects options. One adjustment it is sorely lacking is an exposure adjustment. The brightness adjustment just doesn't cut it -- it only adds whiteness, not brightness. My only other complaint is that it strips metadata and geo tags. I think with a few fixes, this could be the best photo app out there.

  • Best photo editing app evr!!!!

    by Jxm164

    The title is not a hyperbole not at all... In fact it's an understatement. This app can do pretty much anything a professional photoshop program on a computer. With this app I have photoshopped, edited and completely combine multiple effects into a sink masterpiece. When I post my masterpieces at FB everybody assumes it was done in adobe CS5 because its THAT good. I wish I can upload some of my pictures in here to show u how amazing this is. I looved the pc version but this works just as fine. No need to be connected to the Internet to edit pictures (though some effects have to be downloaded first but only takes about 5 mins and then u can use them off line) it might take a while to learn all of its functions and use them properly to create amazing pictures but its worth it...

  • Cool update!

    by J4ckjack

    I'm sure the update for iOS 7 is very much welcomed by most ppl. But can you please ensure that the geotag data is not stripped after edited with pixlr express? Keep up the good work guys!

  • perfect app

    by Alex.CIA

    wooow.really best app in store

  • Excellent

    by Stalkers.

    This app is amazing! But if you could add Doodle too on it like on the website. That'd be wonderful. But app right now is amazing! I use it almost everyday.


    by Manhalbag

    I've been waiting for a photo editing app like this !! U can do everything u want in it

  • Crashes

    by Kelly Cause

    Every time I'm done editing a photo..it crashes. Fix?

  • Great alternative to Photoshop

    by iLuvMe2192

    I originally got this app after my photoshop trial expired and I didn't have the money to get the licensed version. I use editing for images, specifically on Tumblr. I read on a site that this was a good alternative, and I agree. There are many features on the app that are expected, such as different effects and overlays, contrast and brightness adjustments, and hue changed. But there's also a number of great features like a brightness paint brush and being able to lay one image over another that I was not expecting. Great and easy to use. Gave 4/5 because I wish you could edit gifs.

  • Love it!

    by Texan-gal

    Seriously, this has almost everything, love it.

  • Great App

    by ItsJari

    I use this for editing my clan GFx photos

  • Love it

    by Mr awsome 123700

    This is one of the best Editing apps I have had! It has a large variety or amazing effects for beginners and pros! Defiantly check this app out! I edit a lot of pictures with this app for my instagram page @MichaelParkourr And they come out great!

  • In the middle

    by DaMode921

    Although it gives you many options the brightness doesn't make the photo look brighter just whiter.


    by Sarabethq

    I use this website for my yt thumbnails cant believe they have an app!


    by Iampieyess

    It was working perfectly fine before! Idk what happened but you need to fix it now please it's driving me nut I can't save ANY pics it just crashes crashes crashes. I'm going to blow a gasket. Okay please fix it


    by ccarlile

    this is the only photo editor i use and its perfect

  • Please fix

    by That guys eating bugs

    This app crashes every time I try to save the picture. I tried re downloading but it didn't help. Please fix, it's my favorite editing app.

  • Amazing!

    by ValeriaDillon7

    I have been using this app and afterlight, and both are amazing(:

  • Love it!

    by Awesomeness_1D

    This is honestly one of the best apps ever for editing photos!!:) I love it. <3

  • Pixlr The Bestt


    Such a good app love it

  • Pixlr express

    by Rohit thadkapalli

    Crazy app!!! :D

  • Cool

    by Lionel awesome messi


  • Crashing

    by Ahntonic

    Love the apps but keep on crashing. Please fix!

  • Love

    by Blankilovr

    I love this app!!!!!!!

  • A must have!!!!

    by Blueberrysue

    Definitely a wonderful and user friendly photo editor app, absolutely amazing!

  • It looks great, but...

    by Abbeyrex

    When I edit a picture and put effects and overlays and try to save it, it always crashes and wrecks the photo. Please fix!!

  • Like

    by Ori123456789ori

  • Great

    by High gigs

    This app is pretty good

  • Let's get some new filters!

    by Bummin801


  • Awesome app!!

    by Hoodie215

    This app rules!! Best editing tool out there!

  • Down scales photos from iphone5❗️

    by --**

    If you have photos with lines, you will see those straight lines turn into a dotted line, instead of a continuous line. Very odd, since most apps can handle the full resolution of the iphone5...

  • Download This App.! \(^o^)/

    by Pandas15514

    iJust Love This App.!

  • This app is kickass!!

    by DJ Hay Hay. ❤️

    It has so many options! It really is a fun app. Only complaint is that it does take awhile to save your completed edited photo.

  • Love but...

    by xcvmg

    I love this app but I hate how when you choose a photo, you have to scroll all the way down. What if you had a lot of photos in your camera roll? Please update :(

  • Amazing


    One of the best photo editing apps I have ever tried! It has all the things I want in a photo editor, filters, collage maker, stickers and more. LOVE IT!

  • Crashes when adding texts to photos!

    by innoCYNT

    Since it updated to iOS 7, I haven't been able to add any text other than "defaults" to my photos, it's been crashing!

  • Crashes

    by Unhappy$!!

    Every time I try to save or share the app crashes (iPad mini) fix please !

  • Wow!

    by Teveler

    This is a great app! I recommend it, whether you are and ammature or a proffesional, or anywhere in between

  • I hate this version !!

    by Genna16

    This app USED to be the BEST editing app ever. Now? I can barely make anything now!! It crashes EVERY TIME I TRY TO MAKE SOMETHING. It just gets on my nerves now! This better be fixed

  • Great app!

    by Rynothedino

    This is great! Can quickly edit photos.. Its like a pocket photoshop with so many options!

  • WOW

    by purpleapples

    Wow this is an amazing app! One of the best photo editors I've ever used.

  • Wonderful for textures & borders

    by shingwedzi

    This my go to app for vintage style pictures. It gives me an avenue to be very creative. And I really enjoy the variety of borders offered. In future updates, it would be nice to see more control when adding layers - each layer having a contrast, hue & brightness control. But overall I am very satisfied.

  • Perf.

    by Panther c;

    Could use more Overlays.

  • Jaice J

    by Jaice J

    Truly spectacular, and have the requires a longer view by have done three times Nike when I've so erasing it, so I'm not going to say as it is amazing, light effects, border effects, and much more than you can find out yourself by downloading the app. I highly recommend it to all of you.

  • Crash when adding text

    by #$Natalia$#

    Guys I really like this app.. But whenever I try to use the text, the app crashes. I hope you make it better soon. This has been happening for a really long time now. I've written many reviews, and still no updates or improvements.

  • Disappointed.... Very Disappointed

    by roronoarobin

    Why doesn't the app save the edit at full quality anymore? The picture saved into my camera roll has thicker, blurred lines. It's really irritating especially after I spent a while on an edit. Now I have to take a screenshot and crop the edit in another app to get it at full quality. Disappointed because I used to really really love this app. I still do, it's just inconvenient and annoying that I have to use another app to crop my edit. This app was my one stop photo editing place. Fix it, please? And recently, when you add text/sticker it looks fine until you click 'apply'. It gets blurred. Which is really upsetting because it's no longer the HD, clear, and beautiful editor I loved.

  • Beautiful app

    by sonnygolden

    Everything is simply perfect about it such as complex, yet easy to figure out & navigate customization. The only problem i would have about this app is when you add a photo into another photo, the photo you added isnt how it is. For example, if i add a cropped photo, the photo will come out as the original, uncropped photo. This would be SUCH a big problem except for thevt that when youre moving around the picture, its the cropped one. As soon as you click "apply" the photo moves & goes to the original.

  • Best

    by Daiscrais

    Has to be the best photo editing app ever I've been using it for a couple months now its the best.!!!

  • Picture quality

    by GuessWhoLovesYouMoree

    I love the app a lot but come on why when I save the picture the quality gose down ? And why do I have to scroll all the way down for recent pictures ? PLESE FIX

  • Great app but crashes when adding text

    by jay9siks

    I really love this app. However it crashes when trying to add text. It is one of the features that makes this app so great above others. Please fix it. I'm sure many others are frustrated too. Thank you in advance.

  • the update is not great

    by lashaffer_makeupartist

    I love this app but after the most recent update, the "heal" feature does absolutely nothing. Whereas before it would noticeable hide flaws in the picture. Please fix!!


    by Bridgit jung

    Best photo editing app EVER.

  • <3

    by Best App !! Ever

    Love it !

  • 5 STAR

    by eclipse2211

    Best Photo Editing App Ever...

  • Love it!

    by Giantbluerobot

    But it keeps crashing when I try to save pics.

  • Awesome

    by Tjinsf

    Love it

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